Ethel (2012)

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A documentary on Ethel Kennedy that provides an insider's view of a political dynasty, including her life with Robert F. Kennedy and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own.



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Credited cast:
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Bunche ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Cesar Chavez ...
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Hoffa ...
Himself (archive footage)
Herself (archive footage)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend ...
Courtney Kennedy ...
Herself (archive footage) (as Jaqueline Kennedy)
Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Kennedy ...
Joseph P. Kennedy ...
Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ...
Himself (archive footage)


ETHEL is a 95 minute feature-length documentary about the life of Ethel Kennedy. Scheduled for broadcast on HBO in 2012, the film was produced and directed by Mrs. Kennedy's Emmy Award-winning daughter, Rory Kennedy. An intimate family portrait, ETHEL includes a lengthy interview with Mrs. Kennedy, as well as interviews with seven of her children, providing unique insight into her family's story, her life with Robert F. Kennedy, and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own. The film is an insider's view of a political dynasty, a personal story interwoven with some of the most important moments of the 20th century. The film also features a rich treasure trove of never-before-seen footage from the Kennedy family's private collection. Written by Anonymous

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Great Kennedy footage
20 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the documentary was great, Ethel has had some life. Did learn some things I did not know about the family.

It has great family home movies.

Takes you back in time and made me continue to wonder what if.

If you like Kennedy family history, this will give you some great insight.

My only issue: the mummy and daddy from her children was started to really tick me off, it is nauseating. Seems forced. saying my mother and/or father would have been better! Mummy/Daddy drinking game could be good.....You would be hammered the first half hour!

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